Opinion

Michael Hicks, director of the Bureau of Business Research at Ball State University

MICHAEL HICKS: Time for more strategic thinking on education

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Indiana is once again in the midst of adjusting human capital policy, this time focusing on high school graduation requirements. If media reports are correct, a committee is considering adding such things as a welding certificate, college acceptance or military enlistment to the existing ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Straight from the mouths of babes

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I was reminded that wisdom flows from the mouths of babes while watching the video gone viral of 9-year-old Briana pleading with women at an Indianapolis abortion center. A snippet from that video follows. Briana pleaded, “I am a 9-year-old, and the voice of your baby right ...

Star Parker

STAR PARKER: The Poor Are Not Poor Because the Rich Are Rich

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A new study released by the left-leaning Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., headlines what they see as shocking news that in America some people are much wealthier than others. Some findings of the study, entitled "Billionaire Bonanza: The Forbes 400 and the Rest of Us," ...

Michelle Malkin

MICHELLE MALKIN: Silence on sleaze-Bob Menendez

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The verdict is in. I pronounce Democrat leaders, left-wing feminists and Beltway journalists guilty of gross negligence and hypocrisy over a dirty rotten sleazeball in their midst. For the past 11 weeks, Bob Menendez has been on trial for 18 counts of bribery, fraud and corruption ...

Andrew Napolitano

JUDGE ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO: More Hillary chronicles

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The Department of Justice will soon commence an investigation to determine whether there should be an investigation (you read that nonsense correctly) of a scandal involving the Clinton Foundation and a company called Uranium One. It appears that FBI decisions made during the time that Hillary ...

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DAVE RAMSEY: Married or single, budgeting is the key

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Dear Dave, Do you have any tips for how single people can stay on track with their finances? Deb Dear Deb, The first thing I'd suggest is the same advice I give to married couples, and that is to spend less than you make, and live on a written, monthly budget. Sit down at the end of ...

BETTY STEIN: By the way

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So my daughter and I were sitting in the examining room, waiting for the doctor to appear. As he entered, he said, "Now before you tell me how you are, I have a question for you from my wife and daughters. They want to know what your favorite book is." I smiled at him, then turned to my ...

ben shapiro

BEN SHAPIRO: What an American hero looks like

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This week, a discharged Air Force airman with a criminal record of domestic abuse, including cracking the skull of his infant stepson, stepped into a church in rural Texas and murdered 26 people, at least a dozen of them children. Americans broke out into their usual arguments over gun control ...

Pat Buchanan

PAT BUCHANAN: That bloodbath in the Old Dominion

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The day after his "Silent Majority" speech on Nov. 3, 1969, calling on Americans to stand with him for peace with honor in Vietnam, Richard Nixon's GOP captured the governorships of Virginia and New Jersey. By December, Nixon had reached 68 percent approval in the Gallup Poll, though, a year ...

rich lowery

In Texas, two very American heroes jump into action

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Before the Texas church shooter encountered any police officers, he was run off a highway and dead. He had been shot and chased by two private citizens who took it upon themselves to respond to a heinous crime when no one with a badge was anywhere to be found. The church shooting in ...

Michael Hicks, director of the Bureau of Business Research at Ball State University

MICHAEL HICKS: The need for corporate tax cuts

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Almost nothing is as easy to demagogue as corporate tax rate changes. So, it might be helpful to share a bit of what economists know about the effect of changing these tax rates in advance of Congress openly debating the issue. It is also useful to understand why tax changes are needed. To ...

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DAVE RAMSEY: Touching their hearts

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Dear Dave, What are some ways to teach pre-teens the value of giving versus getting during the holiday season? — Phil Dear Phil, As a parent, one of the best things you can do is be a living, breathing example of the importance of giving and caring about others. There's nothing wrong with ...

WALTER WILLIAMS

WALTER WILLIAMS: Ignorance versus stupidity

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One of the most challenging and important jobs for an economics professor is to teach students how little we know and can possibly know. My longtime friend and colleague Thomas Sowell says, "It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance." Nobel laureate ...

charen

MONA CHAREN: Religious extremism by any other name

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We knew within hours of the attack that the New York truck killer was a Muslim extremist, inspired by ISIS. In today's climate, that means that NPR was hesitant to report that he had shouted "Allahu akbar" and that Donald Trump thundered that our legal system is a "laughingstock" (he frets a ...